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       Title: Heavenly Chocolate Cheesecake
  Categories: Cheesecakes, Chocolate, Cakes/choc.
       Yield: 10 servings
  
       2 c  Vanilla Wafers, Fine Crush          1 ea Env. Unflavored Gelatin
       1 c  Ground Toasted Almonds             16 oz Cream Cheese, Softened
     1/2 c  Butter, Melted                    1/2 c  Sour Cream
     1/2 c  Sugar                             1/2 ts Almond Extract
      12 oz Milk Chocolate Chips              1/2 c  Heavy Cream, Whipped
     1/2 c  Milk                                1 x  Garnishes *
  
   *   Garnishes to include whipped cream and chocolate shavings (optional).
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   In large bowl, combine vanilla waver crumbs, almonds, butter and sugar; mix
   well.  Pat firmly into 9-inch springform pan, covering bottom and 2 1/2
   inches up the sides.  Set aside.
   Melt over hot (not boiling) water milk chocolate chips; stir until smooth.
   Set aside.  Pour milk into small saucepan; sprinkle gelatin on top.  Set
   aside for 1 minute.  Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until gelatin
   dissolves.  Set aside.  In large bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream,
   and melted chocolate chips; beat until fluffy.  Beat in gelatin mixture and
   almond extract.  Fold in whipped cream.  Pour into prepared pan.  Chill
   until firm (about 3 hours).  Run knife around edge of cake to separate
   from pan; remove rim.  Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings,
   if desired.
   Makes 1 9-inch Cheesecake
  
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